Introduction to Part I

  • Kristina Loguinova
Part of the Economic and Financial Law & Policy – Shifting Insights & Values book series (EFLP, volume 4)


The introduction to part 1 of the monograph sets the scene for the problems related to the conception of reality of the research. That is, when an object of investigation is identified, the ontological issue of constructing the same object of investigation is immediately raised. As such, the introduction to part one provides an explanation as to why an ontology of the research is necessary which involves a construction of the meaning (definition) of such concepts as ideology, law, and the relationship between ideology and law amongst other things (the theoretical anchor of the research which is necessary prerequisite for the more practice-oriented critique that will follow in the second part). Furthermore, it succinctly describes why it was necessary in this monograph to adjust Critical Legal Studies and, per se, develop a distinct version of Critical Legal Studies (an original contribution to knowledge on its own) which can be used by other scholars. In sum, it is an introduction to the attempt of the monograph to define rather than to be defined.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristina Loguinova
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  1. 1.ECOR and ETAFVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

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